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Creator:
Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian
Title:
Posizione delle Piramidi di Sachara
Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray and brown ink with gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/16 x 14 15/16 inches (54.1 x 38 cm) and Image: 12 1/4 x 7 13/16 inches (31.1 x 19.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "109"; in brown ink, upper left: "CV."; within image: labels A-G; lower center: "POSIZIONE DELLE PIRAMIDI DI SACHARA"

watermark: "IV" [J. Villedary] in monogram (Churchill 408)

signed in brown ink, lower left: "Borra Archus. Del."; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.972
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
aerial view | architectural subject | map | mariners' compass | pyramids | site plan | ziggurats
Associated Places:
Africa | Al-Jizah | As-Said | Egypt | Saqqarah
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27050
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